Synopsis: Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He becomes obsessed with finding out about this double of his. He learns that the actor's stage name is Daniel Saint Claire, whose legal name is Anthony Claire. Claire is a Toronto based actor with only a few on-screen credits, and is married to a woman named Helen who is currently several months pregnant. Adam then becomes obsessed with meeting Claire, who he learns upon first sighting that they look exactly the same, from the facial hair to a scar each has, but Claire who outwardly is more "put together" than Adam. Their lives become intertwined as Claire himself ends up becoming obsessed with Adam, but in a slightly different way.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Denis Villeneuve
Production: A24 and DIRECTV
  16 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

- Ah! Ah!

- Control.

It's all about control.

Every dictatorship has

one obsession,

and that's it.

So, in ancient Rome,

they gave the people bread

and circuses.

They kept the populace busy

with entertainment.

But other dictatorships use

other... other strategies

to control ideas,

the knowledge.

How do they do that?

They lower education,

they limit culture,

censor information.

They censor any means

of individual expression.

And it's important

to remember this,

that this is a pattern

that repeats itself

throughout history.


See you next week.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- OK.

How are you?

- I'm good.


- See, every di...

every dictatorship, uh...

There's always one obsession,

and that's control.

They want to have control

over the people.

In ancient Rome, they... they

gave, uh, bread and circuses.

They kept the populace busy

with entertainment.

In other dictatorships,

they have other strategies.

To limit information,

to limit ideas and knowledge.

And how do they do that?

They lower education,

limit culture, they censor

any means of self-expression.

But it's important

to remember this:

this is a... this is a pattern

that repeats itself

throughout history.

- You don't go

to the movies, do you?

- The movies?

- Yeah, are you

a movie guy?

In your free time,

I mean.

- I don't know. I don't...

I don't... I don't...

I don't go out that much.

I don't... I don't

really like movies.

- Oh.

- Well, you don't have to go out

to enjoy a good flick at home.

- That's true.

- I usually just rent them,

yeah. I think most people don't

these days, you know, but, uh,

well, that's what I do.

- Is there a reason

why you're asking me this?

- No. - Just 'cause you

brought it up,

and I thought, you know,

maybe you had a recommendation

or you saw a movie

that you liked and you wanted

to tell me about it, or...

- Oh, well, sure.

I mean, yeah, there's

always... always something.

I mean...

- I could go

for something cheerful.

- Hmm.

Where There's a Will,

There's a Way.

- That's true.

- No, it's a movie.

I saw it a little while ago,

but, um...

yeah, I remember,

uh, you know, it was...

I liked it.

- Mm. Where There's a Will,

There's a Way.

- Yeah, that's it.

Local film. If you...

- I'll keep it in mind.

- I think I'm drunk.

You want to go to bed?

- Hmm?

- You want to go to bed?

- No, I'm gonna finish,

um, grading these papers,

and then I'll

come join you, OK?

- Mr. Anderson,

my husband will be back-

- Your husband just won a heck of a lot

of money from me. By the look in his eye,

he didn't have an intention

to quit.

- Ow!



- OK, OK. OK.

What's wrong?

- Let me call you tomorrow.

- Sorry I'm late.


All right.

Last class, we talked

about dictatorships,

so today we'll start

with Hegel.


it was Hegel who said

that all the great...

greatest world events

happen twice,

and then Karl Marx added:

the first time it was a tragedy;

the second time it was a farce.

It's, uh, strange

to think, uh...

Yeah, a lot of the world's

thinkers are worried that...

that this century will be a...

a repetition of the last one.

Now, there's... there's

an interesting observation.

A creative act of memory,

to remember something,

to remember somebody,

is, uh...

It's always coloured

by emotions...


I'm looking for, uh,

Call Me L8R

and Passenger

Without a Ticket.


- Anthony?


Hey! Long time no see.

I couldn't tell it was you

with that beard.

Is that for a movie?

- Yeah.

- Man, you haven't been

around here for ages.

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José Saramago

José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE (Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛ ðɨ ˈsozɐ sɐɾɐˈmaɣu]; 16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010), was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the theopoetic human factor. In 2003 Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today" and in 2010 said he considers Saramago to be "a permanent part of the Western canon", while James Wood praises "the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant."More than two million copies of Saramago's books have been sold in Portugal alone and his work has been translated into 25 languages. A proponent of libertarian communism, Saramago criticized institutions such as the Catholic Church, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. An atheist, he defended love as an instrument to improve the human condition. In 1992, the Government of Portugal under Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva ordered the removal of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ from the Aristeion Prize's shortlist, claiming the work was religiously offensive. Disheartened by this political censorship of his work, Saramago went into exile on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, upon which he resided until his death in 2010.Saramago was a founding member of the National Front for the Defense of Culture in Lisbon in 1992, and co-founder with Orhan Pamuk, of the European Writers' Parliament (EWP). more…

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